On the 4th of July the old settlers of the  county held a reunion and formed an association at Palmyra. Capt. Wm. Carson was made president. A number of the first settlers were present, including John Palmer, R. R., S. W., and W. H. Vanlandingham, all of whom came to Marion in 1818. This meeting was addressed by Hon. Thos. L. Anderson,  Henry G. Feagan, Stephen Gupton, and others.

The Old Settlers’ Association held regular meetings, annually, for some years. The following were the members, and opposite their names is the year when each one came to Missouri. Unfortunately, the year when each one came to Marion county was never given. A few of those whose names are here given including Hons. L. V. Bogy and J. S. Rollins, never resided in this county: —

NamesCame to MONameCame to MO
J. C. Bullock1831H. B. Dunn1820
Henry G. Feagan1820J D. Feagan1820
H. J. Durkee1812R. R. Vanlandingham1818
Abraham Curtis1833Ben A. Spaulding1819
Ziba Calvert1819O. H. P. Lear1820
James Culbertson1825Levi Keithley1817
E. B. Hayden1822Francis Bourne1830
Daniel McLeod1829Wm. McFarland1820
J. G. Munn1829John Mays1827
John Nichols1830J. P. Vanlandingham1818
Presley Carr Lane1827Rezin E. Coontz1836
Amos Bibo1835Williamson Dunn1829
Noah Donley1818James G. Longmire1819
W. N. Shannon1821J. R. Baxter1829
Thos. M. Armstrong1819Geo. W. Todd1836
Theophilus Stone1825Geo. W. Lemmins1835
Joseph G. Easton, native1812A. B. Combs1830
John Bush1816John A. Devericks1838
Ezra Lake1823Van Buren Lafevre1832
Wm. Greathouse1830James M. Dean1830
R. Young1818Wm. Knox1839
John Baker1831W. Al. Gordon1838
Robert Buchanan1803Wm. Moss1816
W. C. McChristy1828Stephen Gupton1820
John Palmer1817Catharine Greathouse1840
John P. Turner1818Charlotte Feagan, wife H.G.,1819
Thomas Lear1820Maria Masterson1817
Caleb H. Forquere1826Caroline Lyle1817
Jacob Creath1837Rebecca M. Buchanan1837
J. B. Willis1818Clarissa B. Fields1819
John Graves1817Thos. H. King1836
D. M. Dulaney, native1816John N. Foster1830
Rufus  Mathews1818S. 0. Hendren1835
A. J. Smith1826Lycurgus Lafon1830
W. H. Vanlandingham1817Julia Ann Foster1830
W. J. Forquere1832Robt. P. Towler1830
Sam’l Lefeve and wife1820Wm, Longmire1819
Samuel Miller, native1818Adeline. Gentry1819
J. C. Duncan1829Homer H. Mitchell1838
John S. Darr1839Benton Cooutz1838
Taylor Barton1818R.. D. Brewington1835
Wilson Gill1829Charles W. Taylor1837
Joseph M. Willis1829Ellen Tavlor1837
George W. Lane, native1828Chas. W. McWilliams1832
Jacob L. Clayton1836James W. Lear, native1826
John Maston1832Samuel Culbertson1817
Thomas H. Benson1838Michael H. Keath1826
Jasper Turner1832Van Swearingen1831
S. J. Stevenson1830Thomas O. Reese1838
Elvira Brown1818Wm Sites1824
Geo. D. Parker1830Thomas M. Carroll1823
Thomas C. Lear1823C. P. Parrish1817
Edward P. Schofield1831John Valiant1838
G. M. Crane1838John B. Valiant1838
H. C. White1830Verdner Suter1839
Mary Hawkins1827A. W. Rush1824
Eddlica Fram1828Nathan Fuqua1817
Thomas M. Lear1828S. B. Turner1829
Elizabeth Grafford1814H. S. Turner1837
Mrs. George Nailton1835J. W. Turner1840
Eunice Turner1818C. S. Wright1836
Susan Turner1820H. E. Smith, native1832
S. W. Vanlandingham1818Thos. E. Thompson1835
Thomas L. Anderson1830W. H. Russell1824
Julia A. Lane1818John W. Russell1836
Robert Tillson1822James S. Ross1829
Z. Lear1820Wm T. Payne1830
Wm. P. Cochran1827John R. Berryman1828
Wm. Walden1835Lucien J. Easton1832
Nancy P. Gentry1818James W. Easton1832
Mary S. Hawkins1818John Ellis1830
N. W. Dunn1827S. M. Feagan1820
James L. Dunn1826John T. Redd1834
John R. Sanford1834George A. Brown, native1827
David Clark1831John S. Calvert1836
Thomas Ross1831John A. Moss, native1820
M. J. Bradley1834Hester A. Moss, native1829
Obed Johnson1837John A. Heather, native1827
Robert Shacklett1836Eliza Ann Heather, native1826
J. P. Shropshire1832Vincent Foreman1819
Gridley E. Pratt1836Drusilla Rice1819
Edward F. Bright, native1840Henry Drescher1838
Warren Shannon1827Wm. Neland1829
J. D. Overton1828R. W. Moss1831
John B. White1818Wm Leonard1830
Spratt Scholfield1831George A. Nesbitt1817
Thomas E. Hatcher1830Thomas T. Moss1818
Andrew Ray1818P. C. Sublett1832
James M. Bates1834John Sites1827
Edward Whaley1828Cyrus Ritchie1818
Benjamin Davies1834Wm H. Pritchett1828
J. D. Feagan1820Carey Allen Boyd1831
J. H. Shropshire1827Wm. B. Bryant1837
H. D. Hollyman1827Stephen F. Thrasher1819
Taylor Chandler1832John D. S. Dryden1829
James S. Rollins1830Massy Thomas1831
Wm. Carson1819Jefferson Glasscock1820
Alethea Carson, native1807H. T. Fort1820
Thomas F. Shropshire1834S. W. Holland1820
John W. Mc Afee1838E. P. Robinson1828
Henry S. Lipscomb1825J. A. Loudermilk1819
Moses B. Gash, native1823A. M. Gupton, native1829
M. C. White, native1825Wm. McFarland1820
George W. Kincheloe1832Phil Dimmitt1827
W. H. Walker1819C. M. Frazel1825
Thomas B. White1819B. Gilbert1824
H. K. Terrell1830O. H. Gentry1836
Thos. H. Millan1831E. P. Robinson1828
Susan F. Baker1818George G. Muldrow1822
James M. Baker1839Wm. P. Carstarphen1830
Catharine M. Baker1839Wm. H. Pepper1831
Louisa C. Murray1839Louis V. Bogy, U.S. Senator, native1813
Sarah A. Smoot1839John H. Keach1830
Adeline E. Baker1839Charles Lake1830
John W. O’connor1836